Bill Text: NJ S1578 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires State agencies to post Internet links to programs and services for women as applicable.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-03-11 - Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading [S1578 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-S1578-Introduced.html

SENATE, No. 1578

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 5, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  NILSA CRUZ-PEREZ

District 5 (Camden and Gloucester)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires State agencies to post Internet links to programs and services for women as applicable.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning access to programs for women and supplementing Title 52 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    Each State agency shall prominently display on its Internet homepage a link to any program, services, benefits, or informational resources that are provided by or through that agency and that are intended exclusively or primarily for women.  The link shall be clearly identified in such a manner as to facilitate access to information about any such program, services, benefits, or informational resources.

     As used in this act, "State agency" means an executive branch agency of the State, including, but not limited to, any department, board, bureau, commission, division, office, council, agency, or instrumentality thereof, or independent agency, public authority, or public benefit corporation.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect on the first day of the fifth month next following the date of enactment, but each State agency shall take such anticipatory administrative action in advance thereof as shall be necessary for the implementation of this act.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill requires that each State agency prominently display on its Internet homepage a link to any program, services, benefits, or informational resources that are provided by or through that agency and that are intended exclusively or primarily for women.  The link is to be clearly identified in such a manner as to facilitate access to information about any such program, services, benefits, or informational resources.

     The bill defines "State agency" to mean an executive branch agency of the State, including, but not limited to, any department, board, bureau, commission, division, office, council, agency, or instrumentality thereof, or independent agency, public authority, or public benefit corporation.

     The bill takes effect on the first day of the fifth month following enactment, but authorizes each State agency to take prior administrative action as necessary to implement the provisions of the bill.

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